US companies enslave people in 2021 while we dwell on 157 years ago


In March of last year, then-Secretary of State Michael Pompeo warned of U.S. companies so in bed with China that they look the other way as China makes their goods with slave labor.

Slavery was terrible in the U.S. 157 years ago, and it’s terrible in 2021. It continues with our soulless companies. The media seems uninterested. There was a time that was not the case. They nearly destroyed Kathy Gifford’s career because she unknowingly invested in a company that used slave labor.

We now have minority Muslims used as slave labor to make U.S. goods cheaply. Chinese scholars say most products will soon be made by slaves.

We must ask our worthless politicians to condemn this. Don’t buy goods from these companies.

Goods Suspected of Being Made or Processed with Forced Labor

The Commission has observed credible reports indicating that the following products are made at least in part using forced labor associated with the XUAR:

  • Textiles, such as yarn, clothing, gloves, bedding, and carpet
    Electronics, including cell phones and computer hardware
  • Food products, including noodles and cakes
  • Shoes
  • in part on low-skilled, labor-intensive manufacturing, could contain elements of involuntary ethnic minority labor from Xinjiang.
Companies Suspected of Using Forced Labor

The following companies are suspected of directly employing forced labor or sourcing from suppliers that are suspected of using forced labor:

  • Adidas
  • Badger Sportswear (has since committed to stop sourcing from the XUAR)
  • Calvin Klein
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • COFCO Tunhe Company
  • Costco
  • Esquel Group
  • Esprit
  • H&M
  • Hetian Taida
  • Huafu Fashion Company
  • Kraft Heinz Company
  • Litai Textiles
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Patagonia, Inc.
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Urumqi Shengshi Huaer Culture Technology Company
  • Yili Zhuo Wan Garment Manufacturing Company
  • Zhihui Haipai Internet of Things Technology Company

Using slave labor is slavery. It’s not indirect. It’s direct slavery.

Scholar Adrian Zenz warned that “Soon, many or most products made in China that rely at least in part on low-skilled, labor-intensive manufacturing, could contain elements of involuntary ethnic minority labor from Xinjiang.”



CECC Staff Report



  1. Well written, dwelling on the past is harmful, so is ignoring the present. Our corrupt and immoral establishment gets it wrong both ways. People driven by morals know better.

  2. But muh “cheap” iGadgets are must have. How can I update my flatulence report on Fakebook and have Alexa tell me what to think without them?
    I can make an abbreviated faux shorthand bird brained text and my license plate has my college logo on it because I bees all like smart n’ stuff.

  3. When I worked for a local variety store chain in Tacoma, Washington back in the early 1970’s we were unloading truck loads of Chinese goods. Nothing new.

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